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T.552. Funerary inscription

Description: Rock-cut tomb inscribed on the façade with texts T.550, T.551, T.552, T.553, T.554, T.555, T.556, T.557. There is an illegible panel above the door and above that a niche.
Text: Inscribed within a roughly square panel (w: 0.35 x h: 0.35) to the right of the door, to the right of T.551.
Letters: 0.03 - 0.05.

Date: First century CE

Findspot: Taucheira: Quarry East XV, South side: RAF Tomb D. First recorded in 1944.
Original location: Findspot.
Last recorded location: Findspot.


(ἔτους) η´ Μεσο-
ρὴ <η´> Γναῖος
5μ̣ᾶ̣ς (ἐτῶν) ηι´


5..Σ L ΗΙ


2: ΡΗ ΓΝΑΙΟΣ Gray, 1956; ρὴ ι΄ Ναῖος also by Reynolds in SEG 16, reading ι as α figure with a superscript bar.; ρὴ Γναῖος cdl
4-5: ΑΡΤΙΩ/M Gray, 1956 Ἀρτε̣/μ̣[ᾶ]ς̣ Lν΄ Reynolds in SEG 16.

English translation

Translation source: Gray, 1956

Year 8, Mesore (8th or 3rd) Gnaios son of Artios (?), aged ?.

German translation

Translation source: Lüderitz-Reynolds, 1983

(Jahr) 8, 10.Mesore, Naios Bassius Artemas, 18 (Jahre)

English translation

Translation by: Editors

Year 8, Mesore 8, Gnaiοs Bassios (i.e. Gnaeus Bassius) Artemas, aged 18.


Line 2: the reading by Dobias-Lalou is based on an excellent photograph by Elhaddar.

Bibliography: Gray, 1956, 7, whence, with readings by J. Reynolds, SEG 16.886, PHI 324369; Lüderitz-Reynolds, 1983 57.c, whence SEG 33.1510, PHI 324685.
Text constituted from: Transcription (Reynolds).


   Fig. 1. Face (Reynolds XII.100)